Current Events

Culture, Current Events November 28th, 2022

‘Narnia’ stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Horse and His Boy’ to premiere at Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., audiences can enjoy the original stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ The Horse and His Boy from his famous Chronicles of Narnia book series, which is premiering at the Museum of the Bible from Jan. 20 to March 4. “In the midst of darkness and confusion in our country, C.S. Lewis’ amazing allegory takes center…
Culture, Current Events November 23rd, 2022

From ‘skoliosexual’ to ‘graygender,’ San Francisco has 130 gender options for income program

There are more than 130 gender, sexual orientation and pronoun options listed on the San Francisco’s Guaranteed Income For Transgender People (GIFT) program application.
Current Events November 23rd, 2022

Teaching children where their food comes from at Thanksgiving

What happens when you want to teach children about food and where it comes from, but you’ve lived in the city all your life and have little to no farming background? (Guilty as charged!) If this seems a little daunting, it doesn’t have to be. Taking on the challenge can lead to some amazing discussions and…
Current Events, Homeschool November 18th, 2022

After strip-searching a couple’s six homeschooled children ‘without cause,’ Kentucky Child Protective Services pays $515,000

Child Protective Services officials in Kentucky have paid $515,000 to a homeschool family to settle a court case involving a strip-search of all six children in their home.  The settlement comes five years after a CPS investigator and sheriff’s deputy subjected the children of Josiah and Holly Curry to a harrowing strip-search in 2017 after threatening…
Culture, Current Events November 18th, 2022

Changes to Ohio gender bill means another meeting

(The Center Square) – A bill that would have banned gender reassignment surgery for minors remains alive in the Ohio House but without the ban and with a parental notification requirement. After hours of opponent testimony and amendments earlier this week, a sixth hearing would have to come before possible committee passage and a full House vote.…
Current Events, Parents November 16th, 2022

Commenting begins on proposed rules seeking to protect minors at Missouri public libraries

(The Center Square) – Missourians have 30 days beginning today to comment on a proposed rule requiring state-funded libraries to have written policies describing what materials are appropriate for minors. Republican Secretary of State John Ashcroft announced the proposed rule last month. The Missouri State Library is within the secretary of state’s office. The Missouri Library Association and…
Current Events, School Choice November 15th, 2022

Washington state school director who bucked masking announces candidacy for governor

(The Center Square) – A Richland school board director fighting a recall effort has announced his candidacy for the 2024 Washington gubernatorial race. If elected, Misipati “Semi” Bird, who distinguishes himself as a “constitutional Christian conservative” would become the first Black governor in the state, and the first Republican to take the top leadership seat since…
Current Events, Public Education November 14th, 2022

High school teacher in North Carolina facing 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor for alleged distribution of child pornography

A high school teacher in North Carolina was suspended and is facing 10 felony counts after he willfully received and distributed child pornography, according to his arrest warrant. Eric Kyle Belk was arrested Nov. 8, the culmination of a months-long investigation involving the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, according to an ABC11 report. Authorities acted…
Current Events, Public Education November 14th, 2022

Oklahoma’s education system ‘won’t go woke,’ says state superintendent-elect

Oklahoma’s new superintendent of public schools says his win signals a rejection of the Biden agenda, more control for parents and more transparency.  “We believe that we’ve got to reject Joe Biden’s radical agenda right here in the state of Oklahoma. We’re going to do more than any other state in the country to empower parents.…
Culture, Current Events November 11th, 2022

Wisconsin Assembly top Republican looks to work with governor on abortion, school choice, tax cuts

(The Center Square) – The top Republican in the Wisconsin Assembly says he’s willing to work on “solutions” with Gov. Tony Evers. Speaker Robin Vos on Thursday said he sees Republicans offering the governor compromises on abortion, school choice and taxes. “I think when you look at where we are, we need to make some potential…